Mindhunter: Ford’s future and potential killers in Season 2
True crime fans are celebrating Netflix’s recent announcement that their original crime drama series, Mindhunter, was renewed for a second season. The show is a perfect blend of documentary storytelling and fictionalization, focusing on the history of how the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit was born.
Director and executive producer David Fincher’s hit series is based on the true crime novel by real-life agent John Douglas, who not only inspired the lead character, Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff), but worked for the FBI Investigative Support Unit for 25 years. Douglas recognized that serial killers had a specific psychological insight that was worth investigating in order to build criminal profiles.
Douglas, along with his real-life partner, Agent Robert Ressler, studied and interviewed the same serial killers who have been portrayed